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Cancer Screening Guidelines - Article

ABSTRACT: Numerous medical organizations have developed cancer screening guidelines. Faced with the broad, and sometimes conflicting, range of recommendations for cancer screening, family physicians must determine the most reasonable and up-to-date method of screening. Major medical organizations have generally achieved consensus on screening guidelines for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. For breast cancer screening in women ages 50 to 70, clinical breast examination and mammography are generally recommended every one or two years, depending on the medical organization. For cervical cancer screening, most organizations recommend a Papanicolaou test and pelvic examination at least every three years in patients between 20 and 65 years of age. Annual fecal occult blood testing along with flexible sigmoidoscopy at five-year to 10-year intervals is the standard recommendation for colorectal cancer screening in patients older than 50 years. Screening for prostate cancer remains a matter of debate. Some organizations recommend digital rectal examination and a serum prostate-specific antigen test for men older than 50 years, while others do not. In the absence of compelling evidence to indicate a high risk of endometrial cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer and ovarian cancer, almost no medical organizations have developed cancer screening guidelines for these types of cancer.


A Perfect Storm: Changes Impacting Medicare Threaten Primary Care Access in Underserved Areas - Graham Center Policy One-Pagers

ABSTRACT: A convergence of three policies could reduce physician Medicare payments by 14.9 to 22.3 percent in 2008, which could jeopardize access for Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas. Congress and the Executive Branch should coordinate their roles in setting Medicare payment policy, because their overlapping decisions can have additive impact.


Waiving Co-payments and Deductibles for Indigent Patients - Getting Paid


Billing Medicare for Diabetes Self-Management Training - Getting Paid


An Update on Certifying Home Health Care - Getting Paid


Medicare Clarifies Preoperative Services Reimbursement Policy - Getting Paid


How to Get All the 99214s You Deserve - Feature


Five Tips for Less Costly Flu Vaccination - Getting Paid


New Medicare Payment Opportunities - Getting Paid


Defining "Confined to the Home" - Getting Paid


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